South Dakota November 06, 2019
Live Like A Cowboy And Experience The Old West By Visiting The Little-Known Joy Ranch In South Dakota
It is no secret that South Dakota is home to a vibrant Old West history, but have you ever wondered what it would be like to live like the cowboys of the late-19th century? Wonder no more, South Dakota, for an authentic Old West retreat is hiding away right here in the Mount Rushmore State, and can be found at the one-of-a-kind Joy Ranch:
Located 8 miles northwest of Watertown in the small town of Florence, Joy Ranch is a Lutherans Outdoors camp and retreat center that welcomes guests of all ages and backgrounds.
Housed in an 1880s prairie town, Joy Ranch features not only old-time touches but modern comforts and amenities, making this an excellent place for families, those with disabilities, and the general public.
Offering several different camps and events, lodging at Joy Ranch consists of 16 hotel-style retreat rooms and bunkhouse lodging, making for an experience that is both comfortable and fun.
In addition to your lodging, your stay also includes home-cooked meals that are served in such locations as on the prairie, in the dining room, or on the boardwalk.
How does Joy Ranch pay homage to the Old West, you ask? In addition to being housed in an old 1880s prairie town, Joy Ranch has wagon rides, campfires, hoedowns, horseback riding (and general care) lessons, and more.
Do you have a wedding or family reunion soon? You can book the Ranch for your special event, too!
To learn more - or to book your event - please call (605) 274-5326.
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You Can Find The Best Wild West Reenactment In The World Right Here In South Dakota.
Address: 16633 448th Ave, Florence, SD 57235, USA